Development & Regulatory

“This firm is valued for its ability to answer all the client's needs and find the most favourable solutions. […] It is active in the complete range of real estate matters.” (Chambers Europe)

We will help you with all matters related to property development projects, such as acquiring the land, zoning procedures, obtaining construction permits, construction and all required communications with state institutions.

Real estate development and construction is the most complex and technically challenging phase of the real estate property life cycle. This is a highly regulated process, involving interaction with state and municipal institutions. The successful handing of such projects requires a coordinated effort by all project participants as well as strong experience in project management, technical matters and legal issues.

We guide the client through this complex process and identify the milestones and risk points in order to make timely preparations for risk management solutions and measures.

Over more than 20 years, we have served numerous developers, strategic investors and infrastructure operators. We have assisted them with major infrastructure projects, complex zoning and regulatory matters, and greenfield developments.

Our clients include major state institutions, state and private infrastructure companies in the energy, utility, transport and other sectors, investors and developers in the renewables sector, private real estate developers, private equity investors and other types of investors. 

  • TGS Baltic's real estate team “is a regular on prominent transactions.” It “has a strong energy focus and advises on territorial planning, investment projects, construction and due diligence.” (Legal 500)
  • Infrastructure for LNG and oil terminals, power grids and international connections, wind farms, ports, railways and logistics centres (Katoen Natie, etc.).
  • Manufacturing sites for Coca Cola, Kraft Foods, MARS, Philip Morris, NEO Group, Graanul Invest and TEVA pharmaceuticals.
  • Retail and office properties for Ventus Nafta and PKN Orlen, VPA Real Estate, E.L.L., Pro Kapital, Arco Vara, Technopolis, Pontos Group, and Viru Keskus.
  • Engineering work for Fluor Daniel, Scott Wilson, COWI and others; Baltic science and technology valleys, hospitals, municipal property development, and property registries.

Key contacts

Advice and representation on:

  • industrial, commercial, public-sector and residential projects
  • purchases/sales, leases, property rights
  • planning, design and construction contracts, engineering services contracts
  • contractor’s and owner’s liability
  • commercial leases
  • financing for projects and transactions, EU financing matters, security, restructuring, insolvency
  • administrative and regulatory: zoning and land use, building permits, environmental issues, public procurement
  • creation and enforcement of securities (mortgage, pledge)
  • litigation and dispute resolution